Pillay Deplores Italy’s Criminalisation of Migrants

ANSAMed reported that speaking before the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navathenem Pillay said “I deplore the tendency to criminalise illegal immigration and wonder what led to illegal immigration becoming a criminal offense [in Italy].”  “Pillay also spoke out against Italy’s policy of sending back migrants at its borders. ‘Those requesting asylum have to be able to be heard, and the policy of sending them back prevents this. The latter constitutes a violation’ of human rights.’”

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